01 July 2022

Burges Salmon has advised DunPort on its provision of mezzanine finance to fund the buyout of third party investor Inflexion by the founding management team.

DunPort Capital Management is a leading provider of debt capital to corporates and SMEs across the Irish and UK lower mid-markets. Founded in 2017 by Pat Walsh and Ross Morrow, the DunPort team currently consists of 14 professionals across offices in Dublin and London. DunPort have raised over €1bn of investor commitments across previous and existing lending vehicles and have completed 73 transactions with 50 borrowers across Ireland and the UK

Glasgow-based Goals Football was founded in 1987 and operates more than 400 5-a-side and 7-a-side flood-lit football arenas across 44 locations, promoting health, fitness, friendly competition and community spirit.

Goals is the sixth company to have been supported by the Oak Corporate Credit Fund, DunPort’s €335m lending vehicle, the successor to the Elm Corporate Credit Fund, which supported 32 borrowers across the UK and Ireland.

The Burges Salmon team advising DunPort on the deal was led by director Amy McVey from the firm’s Banking and Finance team, with support from Samir Younes and Benjamin Edwards.

Amy McVey comments: “This transaction is a great opportunity for DunPort to support a strong Scottish business with a fantastic reputation across the whole of the UK. Goals benefits from strong customer loyalty and demand and we are pleased to have advised on the transaction that will see the business continue to flourish in the hands of management.”

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Amy McVey

Amy McVey Director

  • Banking and Finance 
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Real Estate Finance 

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